Supermarket Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident in a supermarket and believe it could have been avoided had it not been for someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation.

YouClaim’s team of experienced solicitors can help you make a supermarket accident claim. To speak to a solicitor, call 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function.

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About supermarket accidents

Many of us make a weekly visit to a supermarket not worrying about the potential health and safety risks involved. We expect them to run efficiently with plenty of people on the tills and product kept fresh and well-stocked. However, supermarkets pose a risk of injury to individuals when the appropriate measures to protect haven’t been followed. There is a range of factors that could contribute to someone sustaining an injury on the shop floor, including:

  • Spillages not being cleaned up
  • Faulty trolleys
  • Falling objects
  • Obstructed aisles
  • Defective shelving or display stands
  • Damaged flooring
  • Leaking fridges and freezers

Management have a duty to ensure that the shop floor is a safe environment for customers and staff. Failing to abide by health and safety regulations could lead to a potential accident.

About employee injuries

Supermarkets are big employers in the UK. Thousands of people work in these shops performing a wide range of jobs; shelf stacking, warehouse work, cleaning, baking, working on the deli counters and working on checkouts being just some of those roles.

Some of these jobs, such as checkout assistant, seem relatively risk-free compared to working on a building site or in a similar environment. However, there are many different kinds of injuries that can be sustained by a supermarket employee in the course of their working day.

Common injuries suffered by employees include:

  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Cuts from deli counter equipment
  • Burns from bakery ovens
  • Sprains and fractures

Who is responsible?

Companies such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Lidl and Aldi have a responsibility for the health and safety of their staff and the consumers who visit their stores. Regular risk assessments should be carried out to identify hazardous areas in a store and processes should be put in place to ensure any risks identified are reduced.

Staff should receive full training so they are capable of doing their jobs properly and a culture of dealing quickly with fallen objects and spillages should be encouraged.

If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of store management, you are able to make a claim for compensation.

How YouClaim can help

YouClaim has the pedigree and national reputation for excellence that goes with many years of securing compensation for people who have suffered injuries as a result of another party’s negligence. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help you through it by securing compensation that will cover both the physical and financial impact your injury has had on you. This can include loss of earnings, medical treatment, rehabilitation, as well as any other expenses incurred as a result.

Our panel of leading solicitors includes members with a wide variety of specialisms. All are committed to the YouClaim standard of excellence and all work under the governance of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, so you can rest assured your claim is in safe hands.  

Get started today

To start a supermarket accident claim now, contact our team by calling 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our online form or use our online chat function and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.